By Stephen King
A depressing and electrifying novel approximately habit, fanaticism, and what may well exist at the different aspect of life.
In a small New England city, over part a century in the past, a shadow falls over a small boy fiddling with his toy infantrymen. Jamie Morton seems to be as much as see a amazing guy, the recent minister. Charles Jacobs, with his attractive spouse, will rework the neighborhood church. the lads and boys are all a piece in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the ladies and ladies suppose an identical approximately Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mom and cherished sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend stocks a deeper bond according to a mystery obsession. whilst tragedy moves the Jacobs kinfolk, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all non secular trust, and is banished from the stunned town.
Jamie has demons of his personal. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he performs in bands around the kingdom, dwelling the nomadic way of life of bar-band rock and roll whereas fleeing from his family’s awful loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs back, with profound outcomes for either males. Their bond turns into a pact past even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.
This wealthy and hectic novel spans 5 many years on its option to the main terrifying end Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, within the nice American culture of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.